Backyard Bash

My Big Backyard, the beloved children’s discovery garden enjoyed by more than 77,000 guests each year, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate the milestone, we are hosting an inaugural event that will help renew and sustain the outdoor space.

On September 21st, Memphis Botanic Garden will host two events.

First, a daytime family-friendly birthday party in the My Big Backyard garden with nature crafts, activities and treats

That evening, with an expected attendance of 350, an adults-only fundraising event will feature live music, local food, open bar, LIVE football streaming, backyard games and a silent auction, all with a fun, outdoor birthday party feel. 

Funds raised will help support ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the current My Big Backyard spaces, as well as construction of future projects and educational activities and exhibits.

Join us in keeping My Big Backyard fun, safe, nurturing, creative, and refreshed, ensuring families can enjoy it for years to come.


Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Backyard Bash Tickets - $75 

Host Couple Ticket Package - $250

We invite you to become a host at this event for $250.  Not only will your commitment help ensure success of the event, but funds raised will help support ongoing mission, maintenance and upkeep of the current My Big Backyard spaces, as well as construction of future projects and educational activities and exhibits.  Your sponsorship entitles you to a family admission to the daytime birthday party on September 21st and a couple admission package of two tickets to the evening event from 7-10 pm. 

Convenience Fees will apply. There are no member discounts for this event as this is a fundraiser.



Thank you to the following Hosts for supporting us:

Ashley and Scott Adams
Connie and Lou Adams
Kathy and Ben Adams
Christa and Michael Allen
Amelia and Mike Bailey
Aarti Bowman
Dr. Hays and Judy Brantley 
Buzzy Hussey and Hal Brunt
Lyndal and Alex Canale
John D. Canale, III
​​​​​​Lauren and Tyler Cannon
Lauren and Oscar Carr
Lucia and Hal Crenshaw
Abbay and Jay Curtis
Elizabeth and Jim Duncan
Shanna and Brian Eason
Walter Edge
Breland and Peter Fischer
Dot and Dick Fisher
Kirby and Glenn Floyd
Mary Call and Mott Ford
Elizabeth and Richard Friary
Palmer and Robert Gardner
Elizabeth and Ross Glotzbach
Bonnie and J.R. Grosshans
Mary and Michael Gusmus
Helene and Watson Harris
Natalie and Ben Hollaway
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Keeney
Kathy Lammons
Vance and John Lewis
Barton Lynch
Sue Matthews
Hadley and Ryan Miller 
Janet Misner
Chavanne and Jay McDonald
Sally and Chris Nickele
Catherine and Brandon O’Mell
Susan and Jared Patterson
Shibahn and Stephen Rodda
Michelle and David Scully
Ann and Craig Sneed
Megan and Greg Sossaman
Jessica and Rock Taveau
Frances and Alex Thompson
Tempe and Michael Thompson
Lisa and Bayard Snowden
Kate and Brad Trammell
Kellie and Jordan Walker
Woodson and Susannah Whitehead
Lee and Alex Yates


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Memphis, TN 38117
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